Mueller asked witnesses about Cohen involvement in Trump campaign

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE’s team reportedly asked witnesses about Michael Cohen’s involvement in the Trump presidential campaign and why he didn’t get a job in the White House, continuing even after the FBI raided Cohen's office and home in April.

The questions went on for weeks after the raids on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE's former personal attorney were completed and into May at the very least, CNBC reports. Questions included if Cohen ever conducted personal business as an employee in the Trump Organization.

The FBI raided Cohen in early April, seizing emails, tax documents and records that had to do with his $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Last week, Cohen pleaded guilty to bank and tax fraud charges, as well as campaign finance charges related to the nondisclosure payment, which was made just weeks before the 2016 election.

Cohen said he did so at the behest of “a candidate for federal office,” not mentioning Trump by name.

Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, has said that Trump did direct Cohen to break campaign finance law, but has also stated that Cohen’s word may be all that connects Trump to said violation. Davis is an opinion contributor for The Hill.